The Secret to

giving back!

with Caitlin Crosby and Chef Cat Cora

How often do you give back to causes that you care about? The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on our blessings and to also GIVE BACK to those less fortunate. Robin has a heartwarming discussion with two philanthropic superstars: Chef Cat Cora of Food Network fame / Founder of Chefs for Humanity, and Caitlin Crosby of The Giving Keys. The perfect listen for the holiday season! The three women discuss their respective organizations (Robin opens up about her domestic abuse and sexual assault foundation When Georgia Smiled) and what inspired them to create such meaningful charitable impacts. Learn about approachable ways to donate your time and how you can start your OWN foundation! Stick around for the end to play a game with the women that will challenge your donation knowledge! You will leave this episode feeling motivated to make an impact on the world. Change starts with YOU! 


chef cat cora, Food Network fame / Founder of Chefs for Humanity

Cat Cora is a world-renowned chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, actress, avid philanthropist, health and fitness expert, lifestyle entrepreneur and proud mother of six. Cat made television history when she became the first-ever female Iron Chef on Food Network’s hit show: Iron Chef America. Since then, she has blazed her own trail through the culinary world, becoming the first female inducted into The American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame.


Cat has opened more than 18 restaurants across the United States and globally, highlighting her platform on health, wellness and sustainability: Cat Cora’s Kitchen, and Cat Cora’s Gourmet Market, located in numerous airport locations throughout the U.S., Cat Cora's Taproom located in the Detroit Metro Airport, Ocean by Cat Cora, an award-winning restaurant in Singapore, Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney World, CCQ at Macy's, Postino in San Francisco's East Bay, Mesa Burger which can be found in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Montecito, and Olilo by Cat Cora and Wicked Eats by Cat Cora have over 500 pop-ups across the country.


Outside the kitchen, Cora is best known for her philanthropic efforts. She is the President and Founder of Chefs for Humanity, a non-profit dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education.  


In 2018, Chef Cat Cora launched her Women’s Empowerment Culinary Internship Program to mentor, give back and help women succeed in the culinary arts. Each year, Chef Cora and family will host a female student in culinary school for a week in Santa Barbara, CA. The candidate will be given the opportunity to have hands on experience in both the back and front of the house at Chef Cora’s restaurant, Mesa Burger. Additionally, they will experience the daily operations of Cat’s business in its entirety.


President Barak Obama awarded her The President’s Volunteer Service Award for helping to address the most pressing needs in her community and our country and The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for building a stronger nation through her volunteer service.


Cora currently resides in California with her wife Nicole and their six boys.


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Caitlin Crosby, founder of The giving keys

Before The Giving Keys was officially founded, actress and singer Caitlin Crosby began selling keys engraved with inspirational words at her concerts. As the keys grew in popularity, Crosby realized she could create a standalone business and in 2008, The Giving Keys was born. It started with a Pay It Forward movement where the wearer of the key would then pass it on to someone who needed the word more than them. Since its inception, they have provided more than 130 jobs for people transitioning out of homelessness. Graduates of their program have secured and maintained housing, started their own businesses, regained custody of their children, stayed sober and found a renewed sense of purpose. Caitlin was also named by Oprah as one of her Super Soul 100 of thought leaders of this generation.

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